Section of Mad River Road to close for 5 days next week

WASHINGTON TWP. — Mad River Road between Haven Hill Drive and Westridge Road in Washington Twp. will be closed for about five days starting Monday.

The 0.4-mile closure, just north of the new roundabout at Alex-Bell, is due to a sanitary sewer extension project, according to Montgomery County Engineer Paul Gruner.

Residents along Mad River Road will still have access to their homes, and there will be a signed detour route from Alex-Bell Road to Far Hills Avenue and Whipp Road.

“The extension project is for a new residential home and is privately funded through a contractor,” Gruner said in a statement. “Unfortunately, for safety reasons, the work cannot be completed while the road is open, and the County Engineer’s Office had no choice but to grant the permit.”

Gruner told Dayton Daily News that closure of the road was necessary because the sewer connection is 11 feet deep, “so there will be an 11 foot deep trench across the road.”

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